View profile

#333: What Doctors Don’t Hear, Interpreters Do

The Highlighter
Welcome to March, loyal readers. Thank you for being here.
This week’s issue explores the effects of losing or lacking connection. The lead article, “Unspeakable Pain: What Doctors Don’t Hear,” examines the ethical dilemmas medical interpreters face when doctors and patients do not share a common language. In the second piece, “When Black Excellence Isn’t Enough,” a Black graduate student seeks common ground with her Black peers in a predominantly white elite university. If you have time, I suggest reading both articles as a pair. Though entirely different, they talk to each other.
Then comes a thoughtful video on the 10th anniversary of Trayvon Martin, followed by a profile of a champion auctioneer facing the demise of his industry. If you’re taking a respite from reading, good thing I’ve included an outstanding podcast for you – about Siegfried and Roy. Please enjoy!
+ What connections do you see among this week’s selections? I’d love to hear what you think. Hit reply or record a short voice message.
+ Tonight’s HHH is sold out! If you’re one of the lucky 24 people who were able to snatch up tickets, I’ll see you there. One of you will win the grand prize. If you couldn’t make tonight’s gathering, HHH will return in June.
+ This month at Article Club, we’re discussing “On White Violence, Black Survival, and Learning to Shoot,” by Kim McLarin. Everyone is welcome. Here’s more information and here’s where you can sign up. If you’re looking to read more deeply with a kind, thoughtful community, AC is it.

Unspeakable Pain: What Doctors Don’t Hear
When Black Excellence Isn’t Enough
February 26 was the 10th anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin. President Obama says, “My hope is, is that we look back on what happened with Trayvon and are able to say that that was the start of America looking inward, and in fits and starts, coming to terms with what has always been our original sin.”
February 26 was the 10th anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin. President Obama says, “My hope is, is that we look back on what happened with Trayvon and are able to say that that was the start of America looking inward, and in fits and starts, coming to terms with what has always been our original sin.”
Eli Detweiler Is The Auctioneer
‎Wild Things Podcast: Siegfried & Roy
Thank you for reading this week’s issue of The Highlighter. Did you enjoy it? Let me know by clicking on “Yes” or ”No” below. I like hearing from you.
To our four new subscribers – Matthew, Jed, Char, and Aid – I hope you find the newsletter a solid addition to your email inbox. To our long-time subscribers (Brenda! BoraBen!), you’re pretty great, too. Loyal reader Kim, thank you for sharing the newsletter and getting the word out.
If you like The Highlighter, please help it grow. I appreciate your support. Here are a few ways you can help:
📬 Forward today’s issue to a friend and tell them to subscribe
☕️ Buy me a coffee, like loyal reader Alison (thank you!)
❤️ Become a VIP member to say thank you
On the other hand, if you no longer want to receive this newsletter, please unsubscribe. See you next Thursday at 9:10 am PT.
Did you enjoy this issue? Yes No
Mark Isero
Mark Isero @iserotope

The best of the week on race, education, and culture

In order to unsubscribe, click here.
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here.
Created with Revue by Twitter.